The Utah premiere of a new adaptation of Carlo Goldini's classic farce, "The Servant of Two Masters" (see separate story at left), a Neil Simon comedy, two community theater musicals and another stop on this summer's "Saturday's Warrior" tour, are among this week's highlights for regional theatergoers.
- "STAR SPANGLED GIRL," one of Neil Simon's early comedies, will play July 24-Aug. 8 at the Heritage Community Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89 in Perry.Directed by William E. Hall Jr., the cast is comprised of Kathlyn Pace, Tony Ritchie and Clayton Gerrard. The plot involves two dissident University of California graduates living in San Francisco during the 1960s, who clash with a conservative Olympic swimmer (and a gorgeous blonde to boot), who moves in next door.
The show will play Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with one matinee on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. For reservations, call 1-435-723-8392. Season tickets for 1998-99 are also now available.
- "THE SONG INSIDE OF ME," being produced by the Moab-based Tributary Theatre Company, will play July 20-25 in the city's historic downtown theater, Star Hall, on East Center Street.
The original musical, written and directed by Steve Hawks, is based on the history of the Moab area and is being revived for its third year.
Curtain 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door or $20 for a family pass. Call 1-435-259-6195 or 1-800-413-8163. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m., featuring guitarist Todd Malovich.
- "ANNE: THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL," written by Michael Perry and Neil Newell, is being staged July 22-27 by Spanish Fork Community Theatre at Spanish Fork High School.
It's the third locally developed musical based on the "Anne of Green Gables" stories to open in the region in the past couple of weeks.
The cast, directed by Perry, includes Cami Murray as Ann during Act One, and Amy Spotten as the grown-up Anne during Act Two.
Other players include Bonny Pence as Marilla, Heidi Warren as Rachel Lynde, jessica Lewis as Diana Brry and Ben Fifield as Gilbert.
Musical director is Steve Booth. The show's live orchestra will be conducted by Greg Duffin.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on July 22, 23, 25 and 27, with one matinee at 4 p.m. on July 24. Tickets are available in advance from Artistic Floral, Spanish Fork Floral and Booth Brothers' Radio Shack.
- "SATURDAY'S WARRIOR" continues its statewide tour with evening performances on July 23, 25 and 27 at Roy High School, 2150 W. 4800 South, for audiences in and Weber County and Northern Davis County area. There will also be one matinee on July 25 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12, $15 and $18 for evening performances, which begin at 8 p.m., and $9 for all seats at the matinee. All seating for all shows is general admission. There will also be $2 discounts for students, youths, senior citizens and missionaries for all evening performances (not valid for the matinee).
Tickets are available in advance from the Omega Productions' box office (1-801-656-0577), or Jorgensen's Book, 1885 W. 5075 S., Roy; Wise Bird Books, 4850 Harrison, Ogden, and three local Beehive Book locations: 254 E. Gentile and 1986 N. Hillfield Road, both in Layton, and 141 N. Main, Kaysville.